Trauma Group

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Trauma Group

Post by bfenton1993 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:16 pm


I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a trauma psychoed group I am planning on running. I am looking for TV/movie clips that could be used in the sessions to explain different aspects of trauma e.g. fight/flight/freeze response, PTSD, the brains response to trauma etc, to try and make the sessions more visual and interactive.

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Re: Trauma Group

Post by maven » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:59 am

This is a clinical question, not one about training events or professional development groups, so I have moved it to the appropriate forum section.

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Re: Trauma Group

Post by Princess86 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:42 am

The perks of being a wallflower shows how someone may experience flashbacks following a trauma. Probably a lot of war films would too but I don't tend to watch these :)

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Re: Trauma Group

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Re: Trauma Group

Post by stara5 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:25 pm

Search for 'Trauma and the brain' on youtube made by a service who work with survivors of gender based violence

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Re: Trauma Group

Post by TaraS » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:36 am

Would depend on the intended audience really. For most, its not really appropriate and the general media are not exactly known for their accurate portrayal of mental health illnesses. They often go for top of the spectrum or shocking. Dont really need to look any further than Split which comes out this year.

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Re: Trauma Group

Post by BlueCat » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:56 pm

Disney's Inside Out has some good bits.
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Re: Trauma Group

Post by astra » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:32 pm

Nobody has mentioned fainting goats on the forum for a long time - I think they'd be a hilarious example of the freeze response
From the point of view of mindfulness, as long as you're breathing there's more right with you than wrong with you. Jon Kabat-Zinn

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